It’s been a week of farming in North Iowa so Rick has been gone from 6 am – 10 pm each day. The weather today was so perfect – for farming or for anything! 70 degrees, sunny and no wind! There’s lots of assorted stuff to post so here we go.
https://www.country-threads-chicken-scratch.comFirst of all, Moe is staying with us this weekend and Hazel loves her!
Look at this potbound succulent – it’s going in the trash because it’s so dangerous – really tough thorns and I don’t want to put up with it anymore.
I started marking things for the junk sale next weekend – Jackie helped.
A new update went through on my IPad and everything is different – I don’t know how to turn this photo!
here are some 5’s and 7’s. If I misplace your photo, please remind me or send it again so I get it posted.
And Ernie has a bit of “hang over”, doesn’t he? Ha!
I love this picture of a reader’s cute dog on the lawn chair!
If you love great antique shows and live in the central Iowa, don’t miss this show in Cedar Rapids next weekend. I can’t go but have attended in the past and absolutely loved it.
Here is my #7 so far.
I’ve been helping my friend Mareen make a quilt in the evening for the past two weeks and we finished it last night. Took these pictures today and I’m going to put the pattern with measurements on the blog tomorrow or Monday. We made lots of these quilts – they’re easy and very fun!
The biggest news in North Iowa, if you’re a dog lover, was the conviction of a puppy mill owner whose property was raided a year ago, 154 Samoyed dogs were rescued by the ASPCA along with local officials in the Manly/Northwood area. They were living in filth with no food or water, several had chewed off their tails, many were emaciated and sick with matted coats and many of the puppies were in horrible health. The local Humane Society had begged the owner to let them help her and she refused. A quote from the jury trial by Barbara Kavars was this “ if I’d known about it, I would have corrected it”. What a joke! I hope she gets jail time and a huge fine.
I get the ASPCA publication (which I can’t find right now) and there was an article about one of the Samoyed dogs that was adopted and turned into a loving family dog – that dog was one of the lucky ones. How could anyone not provide basic essentials for 154 dogs????? I will have to be satisfied with the fact that God knows what she did and I can let it go.
The raid took place in November 2018 and it’s been in the news since. I am thankful the ASPCA acted on complaints from many and were on hand to testify at the trial. Once again, how can we Iowans allow the puppy mill industry to thrive in our state? If you live in Iowa and find the puppy mill industry offensive and abhorrent, please contact your legislators- changing the laws is the ONLY way to solve this problem.
Here’s hoping for another beautiful day tomorrow!